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Episode 116: The future of Public Relations with Kevin Welman, MD of FleishmanHillard.

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Advertising in Africa

After more than two decades of operating through independent affiliates, advertising group TBWA is preparing to buy equity stakes in East and West Africa.

18 Jun 2012 10:02

CNBC Africa opens office in Mozambique
CNBC Africa opens office in Mozambique

CNBC Africa, a CNBC International franchise owned by Africa Business News, has entered into a joint venture with Mozambique's state broadcaster, Televisão de Moçambique (TVM), and will open a bureau in Maputo. CNBC Africa's country bureau representative will be Sunnyboy Mshengu.

24 May 2012 11:35

Ad Dynamo enters Brazil with Realmedia
Ad Dynamo enters Brazil with Realmedia

BRASILIA, BRAZIL: Ad Dynamo announced its entry into Brazil yesterday. "Brazil represents an enormous growth market in both online and mobile advertising, and we're very pleased to be launching here with a relevant and established player such as Realmedia," says Sean Riley, CEO of Ad Dynamo.

26 Apr 2012 10:17

Loeries expand into Africa with new category
Loeries expand into Africa with new category

A new category for the 2012 Loeries, 'Rest of Africa and the Middle East', will be officially launched on Thursday 19 April 2012 at 6pm at the Sierra Lounge, 2nd Floor, Yaya Centre, Argwings Khodek Road in Nairobi, Kenya.

5 Apr 2012 12:08

TV ads and the 'Super Bowl' effect

Oresti Patricios, CEO of Ornico urges local markets not to be blinded by the US hype, but to remember that Africa should feature foremost as a source of the local industry's inspiration, research and advertising insights.

3 Apr 2012 13:20

Cultural leadership training for Southern Africa
Cultural leadership training for Southern Africa

An initiative of the African Arts Institute, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, the Southern African Training Hub will host a three-year programme in cultural leadership, governance and entrepreneurship will be launched in Johannesburg, South Africa during May 2012. It will host candidates from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

3 Apr 2012 11:04

Doing media business in Africa, the colourful continent

Africa is often perceived as being aggressive and unstable, with only the bad aspects highlighted. Many South Africans seem reluctant to get involved up north. Celia Collins is one of the few South Africans in this industry who understands media on the African continent. She gives insight into the state of play.

By Celia Collins 19 Mar 2012 11:49

Dubai Lynx: Over 2000 entries into 2012 awards
Dubai Lynx: Over 2000 entries into 2012 awards

DUBAI, UAE: The 6th Dubai Lynx Awards, one of the premier awards celebrating creative excellence in MENA's advertising and communications industry, has received a total of 2037 entries from 17 countries.

5 Mar 2012 08:33

AABLA goes regional, nominations now open
AABLA goes regional, nominations now open

The All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA), in partnership with CNBC Africa and ABN Productions, have announced that this years awards will be hosted in a series of regional award ceremonies across Africa and nominations for the awards open today, 1 February 2012.

1 Feb 2012 10:46

Mobile marketing summits set for Com World Series
Mobile marketing summits set for Com World Series

Informa Telecom & Media and the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) have announced their partnership on a series of mobile marketing summits, to be held in association with the flagship series of digital events in Africa & the Middle East, Com World Series.

31 Jan 2012 15:05

AFCON 2012: Samsung launch interactive, online events
AFCON 2012: Samsung launch interactive, online events

Samsung Electronics, the long-time supporter of African football, is rallying fans across the continent to show their passion for the game by launching a series of interactive live and online events for fans to gather and share the excitement of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2012, taking place in Gabon-Equatorial Guinea.

31 Jan 2012 14:25

Spinlet celebrated at Midem 2012
Spinlet celebrated at Midem 2012

The launch of Spinlet, Africa's digital distribution service was celebrated this week at Midem 2012, in Cannes, France. The service is expected to debut within Africa this February with over 200 000 tracks, making it the largest platform for music discovery throughout Africa.

31 Jan 2012 10:14

MMA to launch West Africa Local Council
MMA to launch West Africa Local Council

The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) today announced that it has plans to launch a West Africa Local Council in March 2012 to promote, educate, measure, guide and protect the industry in the region.

28 Nov 2011 12:50

MTN-TransferTo partnership well underway
MTN-TransferTo partnership well underway

TransferTo and the MTN Group last week announced that the implementation of their International Airtime Transfer (IAT) partnership in MTN operating companies is well underway.

14 Nov 2011 12:15

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern
Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011 09:36

SA in Africa is closing the gate

South Africa can no longer take for granted its status as Africa's biggest advertising market, say experts.

31 Oct 2011 12:50

DHL Express launches campaign across Africa
DHL Express launches campaign across Africa

The words, "Aint no mountain high enough" from the popular song has become the anthem to 100 000 employees at DHL Express as they launch their latest global advertising campaign, The International Specialists, across markets in Africa. [video]

20 Oct 2011 12:03

How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news - Bizcommunity.com
How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news

Bizcommunity.com has now expanded its operations into 16 new sectors and will soon venture into another 17, providing a whole new range of target audiences for advertisers. The most critical aspect of this is the quality of content and this is a formal invitation to you to become a recognised contributor on Bizcommunity.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 Oct 2011 14:57

Scangroup and Ogilvy announce a joint venture in Ghana

Scangroup and Ogilvy, associates of WPP, a global advertising and marketing services company, have announced the launch of two advertising firms, Scanad Ghana Limited and Ogilvy Ghana Limited. The move is aimed at expanding Scangroup and Ogilvy operations in Africa and to serve an existing demand for marketing and communication services.

By Carole Kimutai 30 Sep 2011 09:07

Walter Wafula
AMI, Google starts project to keep African media alive

Bizcommunity.com has suspended the article 'AMI, Google starts project to keep African media alive' by Walter Wafula, published on Wednesday, 21 September 2011, pending an investigation in the correctness of the facts. We regret any confusion caused.

By Walter Wafula 21 Sep 2011 12:00

Bizcommunity launches new dedicated sectors, newsletters - Bizcommunity.com
Bizcommunity launches new dedicated sectors, newsletters

Bizcommunity.com - South Africa's largest online B2B publisher - is set to grow even more with the introduction of 16 new content channels, with weekly newsletters, as from last week Tuesday, 20 September 2011.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 2011 15:45

Global marketing insights live!
Global marketing insights live!

The African Experiential Marketing Summit is the premier educational event for marketing executives, and the only conference 100% focused on the evolution of below-the-line marketing into full-blown "brand experiences". Join hundreds of fellow marketers from some of the biggest brands for this annual can't-miss event.

Issued by Exp 16 Sep 2011 09:50

Brand Africa Forum to present first Brand Africa 100 awards
Brand Africa Forum to present first Brand Africa 100 awards

Pan-African consumers can now vote for their most admired and valued brands in the inaugural Brand Africa 100 Awards, which coincides with the second annual Brand Africa Forum. The continent's most valued brands will be revealed at an awards ceremony on Thursday, 29 September 2011 at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa .

15 Sep 2011 14:25

Insights from the 2011 PAMRO Conference
Insights from the 2011 PAMRO Conference

Following the 13th PAMRO Conference which took place in Senegal in August, Celia Collins, deputy group MD of the Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG), provided some insights into the latest advertising research in Africa.

8 Sep 2011 15:37

The future of marketing
The future of marketing

Dan Hanover, editor and publisher of international publication, Event Marketer and a global authority on experiential marketing, will be moderating the 4th annual African Experiential Marketing Summit, which takes place in Johannesburg on 18 October and in Nairobi on 21 October.

Issued by Exp 8 Sep 2011 11:24

Web Liquid partners with Phillips Consulting
Web Liquid partners with Phillips Consulting

Web Liquid Nigeria, an international digital marketing and advertising consultancy with presence in New York and Lagos had partnered with Phillips Consulting Limited to offer the Nigerian market viable opportunity for professionals to catch up on digital marketing in Nigeria.

5 Sep 2011 11:33

Airtel Ghana awarded Telecoms Company of the Year 2010
Airtel Ghana awarded Telecoms Company of the Year 2010

At the recent Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) Awards, held in Accra, Airtel Ghana was awarded the "Telecoms Company of the Year 2010" for its effort at transforming the telecommunications industry in Ghana.

30 Aug 2011 09:53

Nigeria's TMKG scoops award at 'Brand As King'
Nigeria's TMKG scoops award at 'Brand As King'

TMKG, a specialist out of home media audit company in Nigeria, has won an award for the most outstanding media monitoring company in the outdoor media sector of the advertising industry at the annual 'Brand As King' Awards for its work on Billboard Magazine.

29 Aug 2011 08:52

Airtel Nigeria to improve access to telecoms
Airtel Nigeria to improve access to telecoms

Airtel Nigeria last week presented Toyota Hiace buses to its channel partners to improve access to telecommunications products and services to more Nigerians and help the partners in market activation.

15 Aug 2011 08:42

Nielsen's Women of Tomorrow
Nielsen's Women of Tomorrow

NEW YORK, US: Women across the globe believe they have greater opportunities than their mothers... women in developed markets believe outlook different for their daughters... women prefer to get information about products on TV... quality most important driver of brand loyalty.

12 Aug 2011 10:41

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